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Curtisc83
10-21-2014, 02:44 AM
I recently picked up a set of 4 Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2 Road/Race 17x7 e38 4x98 58.1 Bore Wheels and have a question. Is the offset fine for my completely stock 2013 Fiat Turbo or do I need spacers? If I need spacers where do I get them and what size? Im out of the country right now so if I need to order it I will.

Crossfirecat
10-21-2014, 08:03 AM
They will fit fine as is. The stock 17's on the Abarth have an offset of 35mm. You can run spacers if you want. 500madness.com has a nice selection plus they have some with longer wheel bolts included.

Curtisc83
10-21-2014, 08:44 AM
They will fit fine as is. The stock 17's on the Abarth have an offset of 35mm. You can run spacers if you want. 500madness.com has a nice selection plus they have some with longer wheel bolts included.

So the extra 3mm's aren't going to cause any rubbing? I found the wheel spacer section on 500madness but which ones would be good? It goes from 5mm to 60mm that seems like a very wide range.

abarth1984
10-21-2014, 11:47 AM
ET38 the wheels go 3mm inside, the best it can take this wheel in ET30 in 17''x7.5 and wheel be fit in perfect - I more better if you use a lower ET he have more stability to you car

Curtisc83
10-21-2014, 11:57 AM
ET38 the wheels go 3mm inside, the best it can take this wheel in ET30 in 17''x7.5 and wheel be fit in perfect - I more better if you use a lower ET he have more stability to you car

I'm new to the whole car lingo so I'm not exactly following what you said. I think you are saying the lower the offset the better off I am? What offset makes the wheels flush with the fenders? And what offset makes the wheels poke out a little from the fenders? I am thinking maybe I want a slightly wide looking fiat but nothing over the top. Just enough to look aggressive.

docron
10-21-2014, 12:13 PM
ET30 would be ideal. But ET35 is decent.

Maybe this illustration would be helpful.... :)

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Curtisc83
10-21-2014, 12:26 PM
ET30 would be ideal. But ET35 is decent.

Maybe this illustration would be helpful.... :)

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Thank you for the illustration, this is all new to me and I need all the help I can get. So would ET30 make my fiat have a aggressive stance or is that just the magic number to be flush with the fenders or stock?

docron
10-21-2014, 01:21 PM
This is ET30 (I should specify..... with wheel 17x7, 4x98, tire is 205/40/17)

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Curtisc83
10-21-2014, 01:34 PM
This is ET30 (I should specify..... with wheel 17x7, 4x98, tire is 205/40/17)

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That looks great!! Would this spacer be too big http://shop.500madness.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=274&product_id=485 ? It would take if from 38 to 26....I think right?....LOL. Would 26 be too much offset?

Crossfirecat
10-21-2014, 03:43 PM
That looks great!! Would this spacer be too big http://shop.500madness.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=274&product_id=485 ? It would take if from 38 to 26....I think right?....LOL. Would 26 be too much offset?

Not at all. I'm running a 20mm adapter/spacer with 40mm offset wheels and it puts the almost dead even with the inside of the fender lip.
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Curtisc83
10-22-2014, 06:26 AM
Not at all. I'm running a 20mm adapter/spacer with 40mm offset wheels and it puts the almost dead even with the inside of the fender lip.
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That makes me feel way better, thank you. And that's a very nice setup you got there.

Curtisc83
10-23-2014, 02:39 AM
I went ahead and ordered 2 sets of 10mm spacers from Eurocompulsion. I figured 10mm was a safe number based off the info and pics on this thread.

docron
10-23-2014, 08:45 AM
I went ahead and ordered 2 sets of 10mm spacers from Eurocompulsion. I figured 10mm was a safe number based off the info and pics on this thread.

That should be good.... :)

doverosx
11-20-2014, 06:01 PM
I went ahead and ordered 2 sets of 10mm spacers from Eurocompulsion. I figured 10mm was a safe number based off the info and pics on this thread.

How did it work out? I've got 5mm spacers on the way for my winters...trying to stop the inner fender rubbing on full lock+bumps...which is worse in reverse (?)

Curtisc83
11-22-2014, 05:47 AM
How did it work out? I've got 5mm spacers on the way for my winters...trying to stop the inner fender rubbing on full lock+bumps...which is worse in reverse (?)

I haven't found out yet. I'm still overseas and haven't even seen or touched my car yet. When I get home I'm going to run the stock rims and tires till I run out of tread. Then I'm going to put on my new rims with the spacers. With my projected commute to and from work being 100 miles daily I figure in a years time I will be changing out the rims/tires.

Curtisc83
12-13-2014, 02:04 PM
I'm back home from the Stan and put all the parts on I've been slowly buying on my car these last couple days. I took my car to discount tire and they wouldn't put the wheel spacers on the car. So I said screw and told them to go ahead and move forward without them. My rims fit just fine and I even got a 205/45/17r to fit with no issues. I would of gone with the 205/40/17r but they didn't have them and it would of been at least 3-7 days till they could get them in stock. I didn't want to wait. Pics of my new and improved 500t are in my garage. I think it's a huge upgrade from the stock 500t rims.

Abarth Daddy
12-31-2014, 03:03 AM
Guys, I highly recommend this page for seeing the effects of changing wheel size, offsets, and tires. I haven't found a better online app that demonstrates the change in wheel and tire selection. Hope some of you find it useful. http://www.rimsntires.com/specspro.jsp